Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB0016/HB0019-(restaurants)-An Act relative to smoking - Session Adjourned

This bill amends the existing Tennessee Children's Act for Clean Indoor Air to add a definition for restaurant? and to prohibit smoking in restaurants to which children are allowed access. Restaurants are defined as having a seating capacity of at least 25 people.

  • Preemptive Action

    No (already preempted)

  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is allowed in restaurants with a seating capacity of fewer than 25 people and in restaurants that do not allow children.